Summary: One of the most anticiptated sports games for the Playstation 2 turns out to be one of the 1st bombs for the system! I've been an EA sports- NBA Live fan for over 8 years now. Playing it on all the major systems; like, Playstation, PC's, Genesis, Super NIN, etc.. So I'm a devoted NBA Live fan. This game is a complete disgrace to the series!
Summary: As a long time fan of the NBA Live series, I can honestly say that I purchased the PS2 almost only to play this game. NBA Live 2000 was so good, with the challenges and the unlocking hall of fame players, that I expected this game to blow my mind. Unfortunately, it only blew a hole in my wallet. First off, the gameplay is sluggish and staid. Player movement seems barely a step faster than slow motion video.
Summary: As a loyal fan of EA Sports products I said I would give this game a chance even though I had read all the bad reviews it had received. I was expecting Madden 2001 game play when I bought the game, but what I got was Nintendo Double Dribble! . They (EA Sports) really jerked us with this game. First they give us Kickamus Maximus whatever... and then they deliver this.
Summary: You can barely even make a jumper above rookie level. This game is so bad and frustrating I can't get over it. The game play is slow, the other team waits until there is one second on the shot clock to shoot, and every time you play unless you jam every time your shooting percentage will be about 15%.This game is horrible. I am so dissapointed that EA would come out with a title this bad, after the PS2 potential they showed us with Madden.
Summary: This is a shame. I love the PS NBA Live series, but this is a far cry from it. Listen to the people here bashing the game. Rent it and you'll know. The graphics (for a PS2 game) are awful, even compared with Live 2K1 on PS. The gameplay is more like Shootout. The shooting motion is jerky and dribbling is just a joke. How could EA send this game out?!? I don't care that "this is the best basketball title for PS2". Then that means all PS2 bball games are worthless.
Summary: EA Sports really had a chance to knock our socks off with NBA Live 2001, but they gave us a real stinker. First off, the control is pretty bad, as you never feel that you have control of the players. The graphics are really pathetic, as the courts look really aliased and *cough* PSone like. The player models move with such rough animation that its hard to watch. The camera angles are also bad. Pass on this game ... hopefully EA can get it right next year.
Summary: First of all I would like to say I played every single NBA Live Product ever made. and I think NBA LIVE products were far better than any other wannabe basketball game. Having said that, NBA LIVE 2001 was grossly hype-up and came about as a pure disappointment. Some of the things I found made me feel the game was rushed to meet deadlines. 1. You can't even do multiple player trades and with single tradingyou can even trade shaq for eddie jones. The trading .... 2.
Summary: I have a Dreamcast and a Playstation 2 and except for maybe 2 or 3 titles I think the Dreamcast is winning in the gaming department. I bought NBA live and was very upset with everthing but the graphics. Now a days we expect great graphics what we want is game play, and in this area NBA Live 2001 hits the bottom of the fish pond. NBA2k1 is far, far superior in every aspect.
NBA LIVE 2001 for Playstation 2 is a disgrace to the series
30 January 2001
Summary: After years of slow progress the nba live series has actually managed to take a giant leap backwards. There are so many flaws with this game I couldn't possibly name them all. First of all there is no franchise mode. This is the seventh game of the series and there still is no franchise mode. That's just lame. On top of that huge mistake there are tons of little mistakes that really ruin this game.
Summary: If you are a serious gamer, or love the NBA, don't waste your money. I got this game for my birthday and it's terrible. Too many flaws to list and the graphics are way below expectations. It looks like EA Sports (usually very reliable) rushed the programers on this one. Note that my 9 year old nephew loves this game, and so it may be a buy for younger kids. In EA's defense, Madden is the best game on the market (for any system) bar none.